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Counseling, Therapy & Life Coaching

For Individuals, Couples & Families by ICS Inc.

How to Heal Trauma and Anxiety

Trauma is held within the body. Although trauma can feel deep and overwhelming, there are successful ways to treat trauma and often what is associated anxiety.

Recent neuroscience research shows the best treatment for trauma involves movement. Yoga and breathing are fantastic ways to connect yourself to active healing.

Talk therapy and journaling are  also very effective ways of allowing for compassion and insight into the traumatic event. Some type of movement and inner awareness are essential keys to healing.

Deep feeling comes when you are not talking but being present and aware of… Continue reading

Equality and Gender Difference

The definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.”

Here men are not mentioned, only sharing equality is. Yet, a persistent sense of feminism is that it promotes a dislike of men. Fairly, most feminists recognize the patriarchy as fact. This being defined as “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.”

Perhaps the idea of feminists not liking men comes from this? But, some prominent feminists are working hard so there is better understanding that empowering women to… Continue reading

Tips on How to Emotionally Respond to a Narcissist

Many people who have lived with or been in a relationship with a narcissist find themselves emotionally drained and confused. They become confused about how to feel or how to respond to the narcissist’s demands, incongruences, bullying and his/her need for constant attention and approval. The narcissistic person demonstrates a pattern of  ongoing relentless manipulation for the sheer enjoyment of seeing or hearing a reaction.

‘The narcissist makes decisions for others to suit his/her own needs. The narcissist may use his or her romantic partner, child, friend, or colleague to meet unreasonable self-serving needs, fulfill unrealized dreams, or… Continue reading

What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What can you learn from your dreams? Dreams allow us to process important information or events that we are working through in our daily life but may not be aware of what the problem or solution is. Dreams bring a deeper awareness to our lives and help us to sort through conflicts or desires that are kept below our conscious thinking during our busy daily lives.

Dreaming is the communication bridge between our conscious and unconscious mind, helping us to create a more full and purposeful life.

Dreams let us play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a… Continue reading

Do You Feel Stuck? Try EMDR Therapy.

Do You Feel Stuck? What is EMDR Therapy and How Can It Help You?

Many times we get into a rut, a repetitive cycle that occurs unconsciously. We find ourselves repeating the same behavior or thought that brings us unhappiness. Although these repetitive cycles serve to protect us in some way, in time they prevent movement toward growth and healthy living.  In order to let go of this dysfunctional cycle you may need more than talk therapy.

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a very creative and powerful method of reprocessing the repetitive cycles that make you… Continue reading

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